||[Jul. 7th, 2018|11:12 am]
We woke to the sound of a nice steady rain. What luxury! Carrie was on her bed beside the bed and stayed after i stirred. I said hello to Greycie Loo on the porch, and she was inside curled up next to Christine the next time i looked. The boy-os sprawled at the foot of the bed.
It was good.
We finally have a diagnosis for Greycie Loo. I still think that the diagnosis was not really needed, but this confirms the cancerous cells in her bone were squamous cell carcinomas, which originate in skin and mucus membrane tissues. Thus, it is a metastasized cancer. Given the growth at her lung and the damage to the vertebra, it seems that the odds were for this to be the diagnosis. It doesn't change our direction of care: steroids and pain relief. She has s few months at best. We'll enjoy her company as long as she is comfortable in giving it to us.
We have a new removable plate waffle maker, and i just tried making grilled cheese in it. Next time i'll stay within a single waffle instead of using the center. Much of the pimento cheese spread went spilling out, which is why i would have never attempted this in our old waffle maker. Next experiment will be to make Almojábanas (Colombian Cheese Bread) in it. (Gluten free decadence.) I have another gluten free recipe i like with either creamed corn or pumpkin adding moist tenderness. I hope to make that a little more often as a way to increase my gluten free options for sandwiches and similar nibbles.
Belgian waffles, not gluten free, were how we initiated use of the iron: they were wonderful, even if from a mix.